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Courses of Study 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CS 2800 - Discrete Structures


(MQR)
Fall, spring. 3 credits.

Pre- or corequisite: one programming course or permission of instructor.

Staff.

Covers the mathematics that underlies most of computer science. Topics include mathematical induction; logical proof; propositional and predicate calculus; combinatorics and discrete mathematics; some basic elements of basic probability theory; basic number theory; sets, functions, and relations; graphs; and finite-state machines. These topics are discussed in the context of applications to many areas of computer science, such as the RSA cryptosystem and web searching.



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